Writing Creative Writing

Overview

Essential and engaging essays about the joys and challenges of creative writing and teaching creative writing by a host of Canada’s leading writers.

A thoughtful, fun, and exciting literary companion for creative writers, those teaching creative writing, and those considering branching into the field. Developing creative writing curricula or a creative writing program? Fascinated by the writing process and strategies for unleashing creativity?

Writing Creative Writing is filled with engaging, thoughtful, and entertaining essays on the joys and challenges of creative writing, the complexities of the creative writing classroom, the place of writing programs in the twenty-first century, and exciting strategies and exercises for writing and teaching different genres. Written by a host of Canada’s leading writers, including Christian Bök, Catherine Bush, Suzette Mayr, Yvette Nolan, and Thom Vernon, this book is the first of its kind and destined to be a milestone for every creative writing student, teacher, aspirant, and professional.

About the Authors

Rishma Dunlop

Posted by Dundurn Guest on August 22, 2017

Rishma Dunlop

Rishma Dunlop was an award-winning poet, playwright, essayist, and translator. She was a Professor of Creative Writing and Education at York University and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. Her publications include Lover Through Departure, Metropolis, and White Ink: Poems on Mothers and Motherhood.

Daniel Scott Tysdal

Posted by Dundurn Guest on August 22, 2017

Daniel Scott Tysdal

Daniel Scott Tysdal is an award-winning writer and professor at the University of Toronto Scarborough. He is the author of Fauxccasional Poems, Predicting the Next Big Advertising Breakthrough Using a Potentially Dangerous Method, and a poetry textbook, The Writing Moment: A Practical Guide to Creating Poems. Daniel lives in Toronto.

Priscila Uppal

Posted by Kendra on October 30, 2014
Priscila Uppal photo

Priscila Uppal

Priscila Uppal is a poet, prose writer, playwright, York University professor, and Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. She is the author of Ontological Necessities and Cover Before Striking. Her memoir, Projection: Encounters with My Runaway Mother, was shortlisted for the Hilary Weston Prize and the Governor General’s Award. Priscila lives in Toronto.